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Lavigne's Fighting Days Over, able
The result of his fight with Jimmy the
Brit at San Francisco will in all prqb. Gove
ability cause Kid Lavigne to retire givit
from the ring. The Kid prepared nece
faithfully for his go with Britt, but is tr
had to give in to a stronger and McG
younger opponent. The only conclu- mak
sion to be drawn from the fight is that himo
poor old George has seen his best leng
days. it h
Lavigne has been fighting for nearly plac
fifteen years, and in his day has met his
all the leaders in the lightweight class. heal
Lavigne was never much on clever
ness, his long suit being to go in and
wear a man down by punishing him onl
about the body. His .defeat of Joe
Walcott years ago showed what an
awful punisher the Saginaw Kid really
was in his prime. His famous punch
was a left hand to the stomach, which
he delivered with a swing. He would
step back with his left foot and then
rip the left into the wind. It was with
this blow that he put many a good
man out of business, but in some cases
he found it utterly impossible to do
any damage with the same kind of a
punch. When Lavigne fought George
McFadden,' years ago, McFadden got
onto the Kid's style and successfully
blocked him in every round. Lavigne
was popular with all classes of sport
ing men, who regret very much that
the chances are decidedly -against him
in his efforts to regain lost laurels.
Collegians Break Records.
Harvard defeated Yale in the con
test for championship honors at the
intercollegiate athletic meet at Berke
ley Oval, New York. The total score
was thirty-four points to thirty.
Princeton came up surprisingly close
to the leaders, her representative
asoring twenty-seven points.
Arthur F. Duffey, the little George
town sprinter, created a new world's
record in the 100 yards dash by win- i
nin e in 0:09 3-5.
New intercollegiate records were
established in five of the events-the
hammer throw, shot put, pole vault,
quarter-mile run and 100 yards dash.
In the pole vault Horton of Prince
ton won first place with the bar at 11 fig
feet 3 inches, and then went after the on
intercollegiate record of 11 feet 5 at
inches, and cleared the bar at 11 feet Ne
7 inches. Ca
Duffey's sprint record of 0:09 3-5 an
takes one-fifth of a second off the last a'
previous record. and Holland. his ma
clubmate from Georgetown university,
clipped one-fifth of a second off the s
440-yard record. o
Yale's Athletic Hero. se
Charles S. Fallows, a Chicago boy, is fr.
the athletic hero of the hour at Yale. sti
He won the running broad jump at the er
Philadelphia meet, jumping 21 feet 8o am
inches. He holds the Yale record in th
this event at 22 feet 1 inch. This re ciie
ard he made in the annual track games
at New Haven on April 19. Fallows
is a freshman at Yale, and the train
ers and coaches look upon him as a th
Charles . Faws. t
.a weighs 180 pounds.
e or0 atth of -nthe mTý 6 rlit '
s opes. Even before .is defeated
µ'e d o rank
3tccts. t. t I" battle 'with Rice
really wo~;lika nothing.' It4tbe men
fought at 122 pounds the winner could
have reasonably laid claim to the hon,
ors at that weight, but thir bot.o >t;
Monday night was at catcih weights.'
Yanger is in the peculiar position of
wanting, aomething he does not seem
able to get. There is no doubt thlht
the Italian would like a try at Mec Jan
Govern or Corbett, but -he hesitates at world
giving away the weight that seems birthc
necessary in order to get a bout. It guish
is true that when Yanger fights either New
McGovern or Corbett he will have to Mr.
make some concessions and handicap stage
himself to a certain extent. The Devol
lengthening of the feather-weight lim- the b
it has not been to his liking, as it Crave
places him at a slight disadvantage in engaj
his effort to land at the top of the popul
heap in his class. .. altho
O'Brien a Great Fighter. The
"Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien no
only knocked out Al Neill in their peopl
a and 1
Y he pi
e. Jack O'Brien.
1 fight at Chicago, but he knorkled him
he out of the ring completely and in such
5 a manner that the great crowd thought
tet Neill must be seriously hurt. But the
California boxer got up in short order
-5 and did not seem to be mtch the atr
rst worse for his horribly rough treat- De
t, . O'Brien is a great fighter. He Ves
' showed his class by whipping Neill in 'bo
one of the fastest and hardest ever the
seen. It was a case of slugging right II
s from the start of the go. The men vet
the er some of the hardest whacr s im- wit
e aginable. O'Brien is so mucih faster
in than Neill that he made the coast
'ec champion look like a novare. ve
hes recards w b e
s Five Cycle Records Smashed. tri
wifn Joseph Nelson of Chice go, broe Bu
a the amateur one, two. three, four and lifi
fives mile worlds and records on the an
Coliseum track at Atlantic City. N. J.. wa
recently. Nelson was racing against wh
A. A. Courtier of Newark in a five po
mile amateur motor -pacel race wheto
the records were broken. ed
The mile rclord ewas lowered four- re
fifths of a second. tll two miles 9 tor
seconds, three milets t 1 sconds, four re]
miles 21 seconds. anid ive miles 20 1-5 aw
Big Fellows at Work. bu
Messrs. .leflries and Fitzsinamonv It
have started to work in earnest for w
their long-ddvertised battle. and it we
begins to look as thougrh the long. th
tiresome wrangle bietween these stars
of fistiania's realm will retsult in some- tel
thing at last. The only evil feature Tc
iabot the affair is the amount of
press-cgent tot which we may cexet't
from the rindal trainting camps tluri5ng
the next month or so. th
Duffy's Showing Disappointing.
Martin Dtffy's rtecent. defeat by
Tom Couhig of Dllnoir at Toronto,
was a decieti disappointment to the
Chicago man's aherents. iBult it was
not altogether an tunexpected oc'ur
renie. When thiey miet at Chicago in
a siz-round cootest several e eeks ago
Couhig was rlet urned tihe witner and
ourtfought artin at every point.
Admission to the armyp and navy
football game on Franklin field., Phila
delphIa. hNov. 29. will be by invitation.
'-rsident Roosevelt is elxpected to be
a drawing card again.
S Even ping-pollg has been drama
ti/ed, or. at least a ping-pong dance is
given on a New York roof garden. per
formed by thirty-two young women,
with the Countess von Hatzfelt at the
.Whatever chances 'Billy" Uflfendell
may have had to take part in the con
ference meet are believed to have
been effectually killed when a member
* !t thp Notre Dame faculty wrote his
- famous letter to the papers, saying
harsh things about practically all of
ee li the Instttutions in the "Big Nine."
* Thonlas W. Lawton's pteam yacht
-Dreamer is said to be the most com
pletely equipped yacht in the world,
and just as interesting to the visitor
Rice, as when she came from the yards at
ather- Elizabethport in 1899. She has beau
mentea tiful lines, and there does not seem
ry M-c to be a thing not provided in her equip
r Aghtg meat
°`T OP IC, G
Oldest Li ing A b.
James Doel, the oldest attr iii ho .
world, has just celebrated his 9Sth I
birthday. He was known as a distin- I
guished actor fifty years ago, says the 1
New York Herald.
Mr. Doel made his debut on the
stage at the early age of 16 in a little
Devonshire theater. John Brunton,
the bsather of the famous Countess' df
Craven, gave. him his first profitable
engagetieUt. He quickly became"
popular and..scored many successes,
although he cenifined his professional
efforts mainly tQ,,the west of England.
There was scarcely any scenery
used in those days. "Acting was what
people wanted, not 'props,' " he says,
and the company traveled by road. As
he prospered he became manager and
lessee of the theater at Plymouth, and
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a:terward also leased the house of of
Once he engaged the famous Mme. cise
Vestris and Cnarles Mathews, and wh
i'booked" £2,000 in nine nights. His en
first success in London was made at Qu1
the Standard theater in 1851. flel
t It was only a year ago that this ant
veteran of the stage took to wearing wa
an overcoat, and even now he walks Ma
without a stick. to
t Clyde Fitch's Troubles.
To judge by the view that Mr. Fitch
takes of it. Atlantic City is enough to kni
drive a modest playwright to drink. an'
e But whether he so indulged, the pro- me
d tific playwright tactfully neglects to wa
e say. Run down from overwork, he pet
was planning his trip to Europe. at
t where he now is seriously ill, it is re- ml
t "Why not go to Atlantic City?" ask- yo
ed a friend. "It is a great place for
r- rest and recuperation. There is a
9 tonic in the air. You can have perfect tri
r repose, and. besides, you are not far eli
'5 away from New York." sFi
"Atlantic City may he all right." re- pr
sponded Mr. Fitch. "I've been there:
but I didn't get much rest or repose. ra
is It got on my nerves dreadfully. It
)r wasn't very nice to go on the hoard so
it walk and have a bevy of sweet young ye
R. things beset you and say:
rs "'Oh. is this Mr. Clyde Fitch? I)o e(
e- tell Is how you conme to write Uncle fit
re Tom's Cabin?'"
tt Success of Theodore Roberts.
ig In the London "Arizona" company,
the role of Cauby is being played by
Theodore Roberts and not by Charles P1
r by" D
to, , ht
la- f tte o
is Ocith c Ol
the c t a t
W. Stokes, as hba been stated. Mr.
tell Roberts' fine performance has won the
!on- same great success in London that it
ave scored here.
her d- endnt-e
his Superstitions and Suspiciohs.
'ing According to a superstitious author
I of ity, Daniel Frohman went forth an a
recent bright May morning and se
icht lected from the debis of the old Ly
om- ceu'tn theater in New York thirteen old
)rld, bricks. Packing them carefully into a
titor suit case, the manager transferred
s at them to the site of the new Lyceum
eau- theater, now being built, and request
eem ed that they be worked in about the
The number 13 had been identifed
With theW b1dplayhouse fray its o~n.
ins, Mfr. Ftohman explained. The leb -
•ts of the 'theater's name were thisr
teen in number, and this is also true.
f :the names of Daniel Frohman, Her
bert Kelcey, Georgia Cayvan, Edward '
Sothern, and many other actors who
contributed toward the .success of the
theater. Many of the long runs began j
or ended on the 13th of the month an4
some of the most-liked plays ran foxr
In view of the importance of the
number 13 in the history of the thea
ter, Mr. Frohman kept these bricks but
as a species of mascot for the new pal
house. _ sql
Actresses Leave MagesIIet. op]
Isabelle Irhing; who was only re- sot
cently' ingaged as Richard Mansfield's tio
f leading woman, sucCeeding Lettice the
e Fairfax, left Mr. Mansfield's company ing
a at Denver, Col., after having appeared to
in but two performances of Beaucaire. ott
1 Miss Irving, who was ungaged by tele- as
i. graph two weeks ago, joined the com- usi
y pany at Omaha, and rehearsed for a su,
t week, giving her first performance in on
i, Denver May 19. On May. 21 Miss Irv- do
a ing left the company and departed.for hii
d her home in Rahway,. N. J. Her sud- th:
d den withdrawal gave rise to a number fai
of stories of its cause. it was said '"
that Mr. Mansfield had severely criti- lea'
cised Miss Irving before the company. tal
whereupon she became indignant and P1l
ended her engagement then and there. e
Questioned about this story, Mr. Mans- cou
field made a denial, and stated that he
and Miss Irving had agreed that she net
was not suited to the role of Lady prc
Mary and that it would bhe best for her cid
to relinquish it. do.
Lackaye on Subtlety. the
Wilton Lackaye. as many men pl
know. is deadly blunt in his criticism, sig
and the story goes that one day last sYi
month he met Alice Fisher on Broad- f'O
way. New York. and told that gurgling
personage that he had been to see
a recent performance of hers and ad
mired it immensely. "It was so No
subtle." lie said, "I studied long over Cli
your effort. fo"
Miss Fisher gushed her satisfaction. Bc
"Indeed, Mr. Lackaye.' she cooed, "I Bc
tried so hard not to be common or to
r elemental. -My effort was to give
subtlety to the part. and your ap
proval is music to me."
"Yes." murmured Lackaye. looking
rather absently up at the tower of
Mt Madison Square garden. "You were
d so subtle that I couldn't tell whether
you were an ingenue or an engineer."
And with that the brutal actor mov
ed on, leaving Miss Fisher. naturally,
flushed with indignation.-Denver
Miss Marlowe in the Box Office.
That it is quite necessary to leave
º town in order to have the news served
piping hot is gathered from the fol.
lowing announcement of the St. Paul
"Eight years ago Julia 'Marlowe
played ,Partenia' at the Chicago
Grand opera house to gross receipts
of $6U. A few weeks ago she took in
$1.800( in the same house for one per
Poking Fun at the Mimes.
A Kansas literary critic- ventures the
opinion that, if Sousa's hook sell on
its merits the author will not make
money to beat the band.-Kansas City
"Do you recognize the profession
here?" queried Hamphat, insinuating
"Yes." replied the man in the box
office. "but don't be alarmed. We
won't give you away."
sr. "Now, then," asked the heavy vil
the lain, "having perfected our conspir
it acy, we must take care that it doesn't
"Why not let the plot thicken," sug
gested the low comedian from his
tor- place of concealment.-Philadelphia
a Record. • ,
Ly- "Do you know.anything about rail
old roading?" asked the general strperin
,o a tendent of the road of the man who
'red asked for a job.
tum "Do I," answered the applicant with
est- some scorn. "Why, I know all about
the it. I had charge of the Lincoln J.
Carter -props' for two seasons."-Kane
fled sas City Journal.
S Keel" r a oientifc Bsman. rstin
Sreal batsman ma come d goClevel
e " Keeilr a Scientific Biftaman, Bernh
A- A real batsman may. come and go, Cleve]
but few will ever equal let alone sur- vance
N pass the little captain of the Brooklyn Wash
squad. The secret of Keeler's success out o1
with the stick is the inability of the the as
opposition to conjecture just what series
sort of an attack he has in contempla- remat
's tion. Your simon-pure graduate from Oriob
e the School. of Slug who knows noth- pects.
y ing but the slap-bang manual, is easy a wail
d to lay for beciuse he possesses no
e. other idea, and does nothing but blaze
a- away, but not with Keeler, he rarely Chs
a- uses the same inside tactics twice in right
a succession. With the infield playing Amer
.n out he is most likely to lay the ball befor
v- down, and if the cordon moves in on many
)r him he takes a chance at smashing it playe
d- through the lines with better than a "sun
ar fair degree of success. Mil
"Keeler to my mind," declared game
Manager McPhee one day this week, speed
"is the best representation of the sci
entific batsman in the business. He
can come nearer placing a ball just
where he figures on putting it than
any man in uniform to-day. He is the
hardest man to play for that I've ever
seen, for he gives in his position at
bat not the slightest inkling of what
he intends to do. Bunting is a knack
that can only be acquired by the hard
est kind of practice. That old Balti
more squad used to bunt us to death
nearly all the time. The Reds would
realize more on their natural ability
to-day if they mixed a little more of
the unexpeclted with their play."
Race Is Very Close.
All mid-winter forecasts regarding
the closeness of the American league's
pennant race have been more than jus
tified during the first month of the
course. It is seldom that we see any
such situation as at present, when six
of the eight clubs are so closely
bunched that a single day's results have
may shake up the whole bunch, and whol
not for one day, but for every day 9li
for a long time this situation has ex- be w
isted. oil 1
The addition of Bernhard and Lajoie the
to the Cleveland club will make that
team a factor from now on. and ought
to result in an even more close concen- Pr
tration of the interest in the flag race. the
Speculation as to what will be done the
with Bonner when Lajoie joins the the
team leads to the conclusion that he sink
aid will be merely b-,nched instead of re- shoi
-iti- leased, as soute one will be needed to All
ny. take Lajoie's place when the club is cept
md playing in Philadelphia. where he will have
tre. be amenable to the Pennsylvania ver
ns- courts. St.
he It will be quite a step down for Bon- fact
she ner. even if he is retained, and he the
ady probably wishes now that he had de- alt
her cided to keep his contract with the Kar
Chicago National league club. There clut
does not seem to be any place for him Mil
there at present, but the player who bel
nen plays both ends against the middle in not
sm. signing baseball contracts gets scant
last sympathy from the players and none pen
)ad- from any other source. will
see Chicago National League Captain.
ad- Bobby Lowe has been playing ball div
for over fourteen years. He began at
so New Castle. Pa.. and later went to Eau I
Claire. From there he drifted around
for a year. until finally be signed with per
ion. Boston and played ::ec'ond base. Up of
or to this year he has been connected the
e ave a4
lowe I at
cago _ - st
," sug- Bobby Lowe. *
n his with that team, and was considered I
elphia one of the best guardians of the mid- I
die sack in the business. When Frank
Selee severed his connection with the
it rail- Boston club to take the management
tpermn- of 't~he Remnants he brought Lowe to I
n who Chicago. Lowe's home is. in Beaver
Falls, Pa., and he is 84 years old.
I about American League All Right.
oln J. President Johnson has no fear of
-Kaa* the American League's future. The
expansloniats have no fences to repair
s well inaeic
'CieyŽ,id with L,'joie and .
:will lbe a factor in the rac .In fore
casting the finish, seven teias :must
be taken into consideratiOn.. .A win
ning streak of two weeks would put
Cleveland within reach of the leaders.
The leaders are almost sure to lose
ground when the Ea.tern clubs come
West, and reinforced'.by Lajole and
Bernhard,'and with! McCarthy "at $rst,.
Cleveland is ia splendid shpgie to ad
vance. It must be admitted that
Washington will be fortunate to keep
out of last place, and Baltimore, with
the same disadvantage of playing four
series away from home. will probably
remain in the second division. The
Orioles are not without pennant pros
pects, but McGraw's team must make
a waiting race.
Miller Stilt Playing Ball.
Charles (':Dusty") Miller is the
right fielder of the Toledo team of the
American Association. He has been
before the baseball public fir a good
many years. most of which time he
played with the Cincinnati Reds in the
Miller is still putting up a good
game. He used to be noted for his
speed on the bases, and catchers still
s have to watch him closely to prevent
d wholesale thefts.
y Miller thought a few years ago that
he was going to make a fortune out of
oil lands, but he is still hanging onto
'e the "dear old game."
it The Western League.
R President Hickey's prediction that
e. the Western League will not outlive
1e the Fourth of July. does not jibe with
e the semi-official statement that the
e sinking fund of the organization
showed a balance of $21.000 on June 1.
o All the Western League cities. ex
s cept Kansas City and Milwaukee,
ill have made money. Omaha and Den
ver are thousands of dollars ahead:
St. Joe and Des Moines are in satis
factory shape. Colorado Springs is to
the good and Peoria has a nice bank
e balance. The W\estern has gained in
he Kansas City and Milwsakee, but both
im clubs are losers. So is Clingman'a
ho Milwaukee Association club and Stro
io bel Toledo team. Indianapolis is
nt not declaring dividends, and Minne
ne apolis is not more than meeting ex
penses. These top-heavy salary lists
will become more burdensome as the
interest dies out in the second
all division cities.
Peace Rumors Flying.
Pd Peace rumors are making their reap
ith pearance with great regularity. Some
Up of the sheen seems to have worn off
ted the "'glorious victory" John I. Ro;ers
won in the courts, and his attempt to
force Lajoie to work for him at a sal
ary far less than he was getting from.
the American league has counteracted
whatever effect that "victory" may
have had. The National league has a
long fight on its hands yet before Eb
hett's scheme of "completely crushing"
the American league is crowned with
There will undoubtedly be a com
promise effected before long, but it is
not believed the rival leagues will get
any nearer harmony than an agree
ment to respect each other's contracts
and to punish "grasshoppers."
Prominent Men Play Ball.
Practical knowledge of baseball
ability and force. On the contrary it
admirably helps fit men for the battle
of life in other and wider fields, and
eminently su(.cessful ex-ball players
may be found in every walk of life.
Mr. Charles Murphy. who is practical
ly the new leader of the powerful Tam
many organization. was in his youth a
professional ball player of skill and
note. As a member of the famous
Senators of New York city he ac
quired more than local fame 20 odd
Baseball in Collees.
Our national game continues to
thrive in our educational institutions.
A new evidence of favor and growth
is the fact that Wesleyan is to have a
new baseball grandstand. It will cost
$4,000, and is made possible by gift
from J. E. Anderson AndreWs. Yonk
ers, N. Y., a graduate of the class of
'62, a donation from an unnamed alum
nus and another from the Wesleyan
musical organization. The stand will
ered be completed in time for the games in
mid' the Trn-college League during June.,
irank - -
Sthe 'Why Baseball Games Drag.
ment President Johnson is making an ef
reto fort to expedite American league
eaver games, which are, as a rule, being
i played in slower time than last sea
son. It is noticed that the ex-league
.players carry their tactics with them.
ar of and that with each fresh intusion of
The old league blood the American Ieage
epair games drag more.